2021 Spring Meeting

April 24-25, 2021
Zoom Virtual meeting

Gastrointestinal Pathology

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize and describe criteria for separating dysplastic and
    non-dysplastic Barrett mucosa.
  • Recognize and diagnose the importance of the location in GI
    tract samples as an aid to diagnosis.
  • Diagnose and Identify clinically significant metastases.
  • Recognize the range of patterns of injury associated with
    modern immunotherapy.
  • I Identify and define features that place patients at risk for
    pseudomyxoma peritonei.
  • Recognize a systematic approach to inflammatory disorders of
    the stomach.
  • Identify and recognize mimics of malignant colorectal polyps.
  • Recognize and resolve differential diagnoses using both
    histology and clinical data, thus maximizing the impact of
  • Identify and recognize the appropriate immunohistochemistry
    panel in pancreatic FNB specimens.
  • Recognize and Identify the latest classification of intestinal T
    cell lymphomas and differentiate them from their mimics.


This activity has been planned and implemented in
accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies
of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
Education (ACCME) through the joint providership
of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and
Pacific Northwest Society of Pathologists. The College
of American Pathologists is accredited by the ACCME
to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Designation

The CAP designates this live educational activity for
a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™.
Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with
the extent of their participation in the activity.


The content of this CME activity does not necessarily
reflect the view or policies of the College of American

Program Schedule

Saturday, April 24th, 2021

7:30 – 7:55 amBreakfast & Registration
7:55 – 8:00 amIntroduction/Welcome
8:00 – 8:50 amManaging the Heartburn – Topics in
Barrett’s Esophagus
Dr. Elizabeth Montgomery
8:50 – 9:00 amQ&A
9:00 – 9:50 amGastrointestinal Mesenchymal Tumors
Dr. Elizabeth Montgomery
9:50 – 10:00 amQ&A
10:00 – 10:30 amBreak | exhibitor/coffee break
10:30 – 11:20 amApproach to The Blue Gastric Biopsy
Dr. Sergey Pyatibrat
11:20 – 11:30 amQ&A
11:30 –12:20 pmNeoplastic Small Intestinal Pathology –
Staying Out of Trouble
Dr. Elizabeth Montgomery
12:20 – 12:30 pmQ&A
12:30 – 1:15 pmLunch
1:15 – 2:05 pmIatrogenic Gastrointestinal Tract Pathology
Dr. Elizabeth Montgomery
2:05 – 2:15 pmQ&A Session
2:15 – 3:05 pmMalignant Colorectal Polyp — Mimics,
Reporting and Management
Dr. Ananta Gurung
3:05 – 3:15 pmQ&A Session
3:15 – 3:30 pmBreak | exhibitor/coffee break
3:30 – 4:20 pmAggravation in the Appendix
Dr. Elizabeth Montgomery
4:20 – 4:30 pmQ&A Session

Sunday, April 25, 2020

8:00 – 8:30 amBreakfast & Registration
8:30 – 9:20 amIBD: Making Sense of the Small Changes
Dr. David Schaeffer
9:20 – 9:30 amQ&A Session
9:30 – 10:20 amApproach to Pancreatic Biopsy (FNB):
5- year Experience at One Institution
Dr. Wei Xiong
10:20 – 10:30 amQ&A Session
10:30 – 11:00 amBreak | exhibitor/coffee break
11:00 – 11:50 amLymphoproliferative Disorders of
Gastrointestinal Tract
Dr. Brian Skinnider
11:50 – noonQ&A Session


Featured Speaker

Elizabeth Montgomery, MDElizabeth Montgomery, MD

Johns Hopkins Medicine
Professor of Pathology
Baltimore, MD


Ananta Gurung, MD

Royal Columbian Hospital
University of British Columbia
Department of Pathology
New Westminster, BC

Sergey Pyatibrat, MD

Royal Columbian Hospital
University of British Columbia
Department of Pathology
New Westminster, BC

David Schaeffer, MD

Department of Pathology
Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, BC

Brian Skinnider, MD

Department of Pathology
Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, BC

Wei Xiong, MD, PhD

University of British Columbia
St. Paul’s Hospital

Vancouver, BC